Coming Events

Saturday 23rd October 2021 - October 23Grand Officers - Coral #16, Morrisville, Johnson #65,

Sunday 24th October 2021 - CANCELLED: Grand Officers - Mizpah # 40 - Chester

Tuesday 26th October 2021 - Trip to Amish Country, Pennsylvania and Hershey

Wednesday 27th October 2021 - Trip to Amish Country, Pennsylvania and Hershey

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Amish Country, PA Trip planned for October 26-29, 2021 posted on 08-13-2021 16:15:00
From: Donna Masterson, WGM & George Supernault, WGPTo: The MembershipAugust 4, 2021Hello All,The Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron are planning a trip to Amish Country inPennsylvania, October 26 thru 29. This is a Tuesday thru Friday. Believe it or not, we couldn’tget a bus over any weekend in September or October. At this point, the cost of the bus is themost uncertain amount. The bus will hold 54 passengers. If we fill the bus, the cost per personwill be about $132.00. If we do not fill it the price will be higher per person. Right now we have37 people interested in going. I was able to speak about this trip at each School of Instruction.Now I’m trying to reach out to those who have not heard about it yet.We will be staying at the Bird-In-Hand Family Inn. Room prices are as follows: 2 people in a room $145/ night 3 people in a room $164/night 4 people in a room $183/nightWe will be staying 3 nights. Room prices include a smorgasbord breakfast!The Inn provides a “Step on Guide” who would step onto our bus and direct usaround the area to see interesting things about the Amish people and their way of life. Therewould be stops along the way. The cost of this is just tips given by each of us at the end of thetour.There are also two theaters that I think would be worth our time.The Sight and Sound Theatre featuring the story of Queen Esther. How appropriate for us! Thecost would be about $60.The other Is the Bird-In-Hand Theatre. On the last night we’re there they will begin theirChristmas show. The cost for this one appears to be $39 or $59 for dinner and show.Hershey, PA is about 40 minutes from Bird-In-Hand so on our last day we will detour toHershey for a chocolate fix. The basic tour is free and we are scheduled for 10:00 am. Thereare some other activities as well, but we’ll have to consider our time frame.If you are interested in joining us on this trip then please let me know as soon as possible.donna.masterson@yahoo.com or 802-375-3657Star love,💛 Donna💜
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ANNOUNCEMENT from Worthy Grand Matron Donna Masterson! August 4, 2021 posted on 08-04-2021 08:21:00
ANNOUNCEMENT !!To all my Sisters and Brothers,I just returned from South Carolina where I attended the “Marching in Step Together” 2021-2024 Triennial Orientation. It is now my honor to announce to you the Vermont General Grand Chapter Committee Members who will serve for the next three years.Georganna Dow — ESTARL CommitteeJacqueline Shiner — International Headquarters CommitteeJames Chancey — Service Dogs CommitteeSherrill Gould — Youth CommitteeTriennial Other Assembly Committee — Colorful NoteDoris Graves — Assistant to Right Worthy Grand SentinalPlease extend your congratulations to these Past Grand Matrons and Past Grand Patron, and let them know how proud of them you are and how willing you are to support them for the next three years.Star love to you all,Donna L. Masterson, Worthy Grand Matron
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Vermont Grand Chapter activities start up in July 2021 posted on 06-23-2021 16:30:00
Vermont Grand Chapter activities start up in July 2021!! YAY! Want to find what we are up to or find the invitation to the event? Be sure to go check out our website calendar page at http://www.oes-vt.org/events/
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2019-2020 Proud to Be Travel Award Announcement posted on 05-11-2021 09:06:00
May 11, 2021 Dear Sisters and Brothers Our travel award was a little different this year. We updated what qualified for points trying to motive our members. There were types of events: Attend, Assist, Visit, Serve, Signer, and Bonus. The Attend was to not only travel to events but to attend your own Chapter meetings as well as Masonic, Rainbow Girls and Demolay events. The “Assist” was for Masonic Dinners and your own Chapter charity event. “Visit” was for Prospective members and for shut-ins. “Serve” was to pro-tem in Chapter that is not your own. “Signer” was to encourage members to sign petitions for new members. And last but in no way the least, the bonus category was for driving more than 1.5 hours to an event and additional points for travelers with you. We asked members to keep track of their points and when 200 points were accumulated to turn the booklet into Brother Bruce to receive the travel pin which was a blue dog paw print. We asked that members do not stop there but start a new booklet and continue to collect points for Chapter Travel Awards and Individual Awards. The top three in each will be recognized with a special award at the Grand Chapter Session. All books were turned in by May 1, 2020. The travel award pin was a blue paw print in honor of our special project Blue Star Mothers of Vermont Pet Program. Brother Bruce is also a big dog lover. We enjoyed handing out each and every one of our pins and thank those members who participated. We know that you time is valuable and appreciate you traveling us this past term. Had we been able to complete our term, we know that we would have given out more travel awards. The Chapter Awards went to: 1st Place Forest-Unity, No. 82; 2nd Place Charity, No. 57; and 3rd place Marble, No. 80. The 1st Place chapter was none other than our Worthy Grand Patron’s home Chapter! Way to go Forest-Unity for showing your support. The Individual Awards went to: 1st Place a tie with Doris J. Backus and Denis B. Backus; 2nd Place to Nadine Martin and 3rd Place to Palmer E. Martin. These individuals exemplify Easter Star and stepping in when needed. Not only did they travel, but if asked they would pro-tem. Proud To Be, Jacqueline (Jacque) M. Shiner Bruce A. Johnson
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Grand Chapter Communication regarding Election of Grand Officers and Legislation posted on 04-27-2021 09:28:00
April 26, 2021 Dear Sisters and Brothers We are moving forward with our 2021 Proud to Be session to be held at The Essex in Essex, Vermont on June 4, 2021. Unfortunately, due to COID-19 restrictions it is by invitation only. All invitations to attend this event have been sent out and confirmed. If you have not received an invitation, we deeply apologize and ask for your understanding. We hope that you will attend the 2022 The Sunny Side of Life session. We will be doing Election of Grand Officers and legislation at the 2021 abbreviated session. We do have an official quorum of Chapters required by our Constitution. We also have a good representation from most of the Chapters. However, we would still like to give those that are not invited the opportunity to provide feedback. · Elected Grand Officers: You should have received the list of Elected Grand Officers who are running unopposed. If you would like to nominate a candidate not on the current slate of officers, please notify us. · Legislation: your Chapter Secretary should have shared with you the legislation for this session. Most of the legislation is administrative in nature. Those that are Constitutional changes, are being read at this session and voted on at the 2022 session per our regulations. Should you have questions or concerns about the legislation please let us know. Please send your nominations, questions or concerns to Sister Sherrill L. Gould, Past Grand Matron via email sgould321@comcast.net , phone 802-674-6446 or mail 24 Clough Avenue, Windsor, VT 05089. Please send by 5 pm May 24, 2021to allow time for Sister Sherrill to consolidate the input. Proud To Be, Jacqueline (Jacque) M. Shiner Bruce A. Johnson
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